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, james sibley newtown united baptist church. you see the president looking on in the auditorium. ♪ >> . [singing prayer] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> in the name of god, compassionate and merciful. the muslim community in newtown, connecticut, and the nation join with our fellow americans grieving for those who died in this senseless tragedy and praying for them and their families. we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. it is in such times of almost unbearable loss that we seek the comfort with our creator and that artificial divisions of faith fall away to reveal a nation of mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, all united in a desire to bring renewed hope. the koran, text tells us that god's mercy and compassion are without limits and always available for those who ask. god says when my servants question you about me, tell me that i am here. i answer the prayer of every person who calls on me. chapter 2, verse 186. the koran, in the koran god also says give glad t
group, newtown united is advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> reporter: friends say in recent years, nancy lanza felt uncomfortable leaving her son adam at home without being is up veer sized -- being supervised. back to you. >> thank you. >>> at a hearing on capitol hill, state d officials admitted to weaknesses in security related to the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jamie dupree joins us via skype from washington, d.c. with what we're learning from in morning's hearing and from a scathing report on the attack. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, tori. that hearing is still going on in the senate foreign relations today being chaired by john kerry, the massachusetts senator that many people expect to be the next secretary of state. kerry is starting out the hearing, saying obviously mistakes were made by the state department. that was reinforced by the report that you mentioned which came out
formed group, newtown united is advocating sensible  gun legislation. >> if we don't follow their lead, we have failed them and their deaths are in vain. >> reporter: we have learned that the day before her death, nancy lanza the mother of gunman had returned from a short trip to. >> resort in new hampshire. she said she felt comfortable leaving her son adam lanza alone unsupervised. now investigators are still working on collecting evidence but for those who continue to ask the question, what was the motive, connecticut police think it could be months before they are ready to issue a final report on this investigation. back to you. >>> 6:48 a special vigil is being held to honor the connecticut shooting victims. the night for newtown event begins at the ice rink at justin herman plaza. those who attend are asking people to bring unwrapped teddy bears for children in need. >>> there warning to be careful after a woman was robbed. brian flores is in concord to tell us where the woman was when she was targeted, brian? >> reporter: yes, we are live here at the sun valley mall and the mall
of the courage those teachers and that school principal in newtown summoned on friday, the cooperation and common sense prevails, then i am convinced we can make a sensible, intelligence way to make the united states of america a safer and stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. thank you. now i will let the vice president go on and i will take a few questions. ben? >> thank you, mr. president. i would like to ask about the other serious issues, the fiscal cliff. how low would you changed your position by including social security benefits in the discussion? there seems to be a deepening sense that negotiations are not going very well right now. can you give us an update? are we likely to go over the cliff? >> first of all, there's no reason why we should. remember what i said during the campaign, i thought it was important for us to reduce our deficits in a balanced and responsible way. i said it was important for us to make sure millionaires and billionaires paid their fair share. i said that we were going to have to make some tough cuts, some tough decisions on the spending side,
of newtown, connecticut are preparing for a visit from the president of the united states. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> reporter: president obama will speak at an inner faith vigil sunday to families and first responders. as the community comes together we are learning more about what happened in the immediate aftermath of friday's tragedy. >> ultimately i had to break it to all the folks assembled at the fire house their children or loved one in the case of the adults were not coming home. and that is an exercise that i will live with for the rest of my life. it's not something you are prepared for. and you know you go on. >> reporter: we're also hearing stories of courage. sarah was told as her friend victoria soto died trying to protect her students. >> i'm also a teacher and i can't even imagine going through what she went through. >> reporter: the names and ages of six adults and 20 children ages six and seven were released on saturday. one of those children is six- year-old emily parker. >> my daughter emily would be one of th
united. we gather in such a moment of heart break for all of us here in newtown. we gather especially mindful of family and friends and neighbors among us who have lost loved ones by an act of unfathomable violence and destruction. we gather to grieve together to care for one another, to pray and embrace, to weep and to remember and to declare in our many voices that these darkest days of our community shall not be the final world heard from us. we will sigh in our sorrows, but we will also care for one another with our love and our compassion. in those early hours of this crisis it became clear to we clergy and faith leaders here in newtown that initial, an initial community response would be needed, that we would need to come together and so, we asked our first select woman and our superintendent if it might be possible for us clergy to invite the community to gather here at newtown high school to continue and to begin and to continue what will be for many a long journey through grief and loss. we are not here to ignore our differences or to diminish the core beliefs which define ou
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